Why we need your donation
Cal-ESAR is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that is prepared to respond 24/7/365. All team members provide their own equipment and transportation, and take vacation or unpaid time from work to perform searches and training.
We never charge the subjects of a search/rescue operation or local governments. All of our funding comes from membership dues, grants and donations from people like you or your organization.
How we'll use your donations
Donations help us fund maintenance of team vehicles, rescue and communications equipment, facilities and various supplies. Donations also go towards replacing obsolete communications, rescue and medical equipment.
Cal-ESAR is listed as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service and thus all donations are tax deductible.
Ways to donate
California Explorer Search and Rescue
205 Crystal Springs Center #30
San Mateo, CA 94402
Checks should be made out to "Cal-ESAR" to qualify for tax deductions.
Contact Cal-ESAR Treasurer
Donate while you shop
Amazon's community support program, Amazon Smile, contributes .05% of every dollar you spend shopping on their site to a charity of your choice at NO cost to you, It's Amazon's money! For more information on the program use this link.
If you don't want to have to remember to go to the link every time you shop, and if you use Google Chrome as your web browser, you can install the Amazon Smile Redirect plugin to make your browser take you to AmazonSmile whenever you go to Amazon.
Lucky Supermarkets donate nearly $5 million each year in food and funds to the community each year, and Cal-ESAR has benefited in the pass though their SHARES program. You can enroll here for the program to help out, or use the link below:
Note: The program defaults to charities within a 25 mile radius of your zip code. If Cal-ESAR does not come up during you initial search, use the Advanced Search option, use zip code 94402 and look for "California Explorer Search"